Postoperative lung collapse Pathogenesis, symptoms, signs and treatment

Pathogenesis of Postoperative lung collapse

1- Lack of pre-anaesthetic medications with bad preparation of patients.
2- General anaesthesia in presence of chest infection.
3- Neglected suction of chest secretions during and after operations.
4- Inability to cough properly after surgery in painful conditions.

Clinical picture of Postoperative lung collapse

SymptomsSudden onset of Postoperative  Dyspnea, Cough, wheezy chest

Signs : discussed before Here

Treatment of Postoperative lung collapse

• Prophylactic  : See Here
• Active treatment:
As above + postural drainage to remove the secretions .

Post-operative Lung complications

Postoperative-lung-collapse

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